Undefeated prospect SAMMY “The Who Can Mexican” VASQUEZ JR. is training diligently in Colorado Springs, Colorado as he prepares for his return to CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on Friday, November 14th in the 10-round main event against Panamanian veteran ALBERTO “Matralleta MOSQUERA for the World Boxing Council FECARBOX Welterweight Title.
Fighting for Boxing Legend MIKE TYSON’s Iron Mike Productions, the 28-year-old Vasquez Jr. is coming off his career best victory, a ninth round stoppage of fellow undefeated prospect James Stevenson on August 8th in front of a hometown crowd of over 4,000 fight fans at the same venue and a nationally televised audience.
“This is another tough fight for Sammy but he really showed his mettle to the boxing world with his performance against Stevenson” said Tyson. “The welterweight division is very hot right now and we believe Sammy can compete with any of the top names.”
“The Stevenson win brought a lot out of me, I was still able to outclass him even though it wasn’t an early stoppage as my last few fights had been” said Vasquez Jr. now sporting a record of 16-0-0 (12KO’s). “I’ve had people question my chin but Stevenson tagged me a few times, no problem there whatsoever.”
With an even bigger crowd expected on November 14th, Vasquez Jr. is thrilled to see boxing returning to form in Pittsburgh. “I love fighting at home and I’m very grateful that Iron Mike Productions is bringing boxing back to the area. It’s a terrific fight town with very supportive fans.”
In regards to his training and sparring in Colorado Springs, Vasquez Jr. stated, “I love coming here, the facilities are terrific and the sparring has been excellent. Just this past week I worked with (world champion) Terence Crawford and (fellow Iron Mike Productions’ fighter) Erickson Lubin. It was a perfect way for me to get different looks.”
About the upcoming title fight with Mosquera, 21-1-2 (14KO’s), the hard-hitting southpaw stated, “I’ve watched a few of his fights on YouTube, he’s a come forward type, not super fast. We’ll have a game plan and be ready for whatever he brings.”
Co-featured at “The Pride of Pittsburgh II”, highly popular local warrior MONTY MEZA CLAY, 36-3-0 (22KO’s) will challenge crosstown rival “Lightning” ROD SALKA, 19-4-0 (3KO’s) for the Bunola, PA veteran’s WBC Fecarbox Lightweight Title in a scheduled ten rounder.
In a special attraction 10-round junior middleweight clash, hot 19-year-old prospect ERICKSON “The Hammer” Lubin, 7-0-0 (6KO’s), clashes with battle tested Mexican veteran NORBERTO “Demonio” GONZALEZ, 20-5-0 (13KO’s).
An exciting undercard with additional bouts will be announced shortly.
Advance tickets for “The Pride of Pittsburgh II”, starting at $42 are
now available through the Dick’s Sporting Goods Box Office at CONSOL Energy Center, Ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets or charge by phone at 800-745-3000. Doors will open on the night of the event at 6:00 p.m. with the first bell at 7:00 p.m.